Blindness Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Blindness, as a multi-dimensional novel, is rich in philosophical, social, and political implications. The following questions are intended to help readers better grasp the varied layers of the work: 1. What do you think are the main reasons for the novelist's adoption of the "stream of consciousness" technique in Blindness?

2. How justified would it be to say that Saramago's concern for humanity can be detected even in the harsh scenes he portrays in his novel? Support your answer with evidence from within the story.

3. How does Saramago bring out the best and worst characteristics of human nature within the same text? How successful has he been in this respect?

4. Why do you think Saramago avoids ending his novel with a clear message?

How would you suggest he could have concluded his story, had he not wanted to leave it open-ended?

5. Comment on the use of satire and irony in...

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